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1.
Camille (1936)
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A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail. (109 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ La Dame aux Camelias - perhaps a real story ” - angelikafauve
 
2.
The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
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The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting... (85 mins.)
 
3.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
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Harrowing story of a young Jewish girl who, with her family and their friends, is forced into hiding in an attic in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. (180 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
4.
Strangers When We Meet (1960)
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A suburban architect loves his wife but is bored with his marriage and with his work, so he takes up with the neglected, married beauty who lives down the street. (117 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
5.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
6.
Isadora (1968)
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A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet... (131 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
7.
Quiet Days in Clichy (1970)
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Not so quiet, Joey and Carl's days in Clichy... The two men, living in a small apartment, are penniless writers... (100 mins.)
“ Henry Miller in Paris ” - angelikafauve
 
8.
The Last Movie (1971)
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A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas... (108 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
 
9.
Cria Cuervos (1976)
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Three orphaned sisters under the custody of their stern aunt and their handicapped grandmother, will have to acclimatize to the new conditions of their shared life, overcome life's constant impediments and eventually, grow up. (110 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
“ Geraldine Chaplin by Carlos Saura ” - angelikafauve
 
10.
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
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Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill. (124 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
11.
Us Two (1979)
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(112 mins.)
Director: Claude Lelouch
“ Catherine Deneuve, Jacques Dutronc by Claude Lelouche ” - angelikafauve
 
12.
Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ The life of W A. Mozart ” - angelikafauve
 
13.
Mata Hari (1985)
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Mata Hari is a beautiful Dutch-born dancer, working in Paris. It is August 1914 and war between France and Germany seems imminent... (108 mins.)
 
14.
Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (1988 TV Movie)
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Biography of the life of Aristotle Onassis, a Greek who rose to become one of the world's most wealthiest men, detailing his rise to power and unhappy marriages. (120 mins.)
Director: Waris Hussein
“ Aristotelis Onassis ” - angelikafauve
 
15.
Camille Claudel (1988)
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin... (175 mins.)
Director: Bruno Nuytten
“ The bitter, passionate love story of couple sculptors, Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel ” - angelikafauve
 
16.
JFK (1991)
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A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ The assasination of J. F. Kennedy ” - angelikafauve
 
17.
Assassin of the Tsar (1991)
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A patient in a modern day mental institution believes that he is the man who assassinated Tsar Alexander in 1881 and Tsar Nicolas II in 1918... (104 mins.)
 
18.
The Fisher King (1991)
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A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. (137 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
19.
The Lover (1992)
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In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other. (115 mins.)
“ Based on Marguerite Duras book with autobiographical elements. ” - angelikafauve
 
20.
Schindler's List (1993)
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
“ Oskar Schindler becomes witness of the Jewish persecuton in his camp ” - angelikafauve
 
21.
Fritänkaren (1994 Video)
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a 274-minute documentary portrait of the life of playwright August Strindberg. The topic of the movie is inextricable from its method of production: for two years, beginning in 1992, Watkins created the film in a communal collaboration. (276 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
22.
A Pure Formality (1994)
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Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse... (108 mins.)
 
23.
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
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One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president... (139 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
24.
Michael Collins (1996)
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Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War. (133 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Michael Collins The establisher of the Irish independance ” - angelikafauve
 
25.
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
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True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet. (136 mins.)
“ Heinrich Harrer, an Austran mountain climber becomes friend with Dalai Lama at the time of Tibet's Chineese occupation ” - angelikafauve
 
26.
Elizabeth (1998)
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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
“ Queen Elizabeth ” - angelikafauve
 
27.
Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
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Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux... (100 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
“ Spanish Painter's Goya life ” - angelikafauve
 
28.
Cast Away (2000)
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A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island. (143 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
 
29.
Pollock (2000)
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A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock. (122 mins.)
Director: Ed Harris
“ Jackson Pollock's, American greatest 20th century painter, life ” - angelikafauve
 
30.
James Dean (2001 TV Movie)
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A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the ultimate teenage rebel as well as the premature death made him a legend... (120 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
“ James Dean ” - angelikafauve
 
31.
Callas Forever (2002)
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A fictionalized account of the last days of opera singer Maria Callas (Ardant). (108 mins.)
“ Maria Callas by Fanny Ardan ” - angelikafauve
 
32.
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
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In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues. (97 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
“ From Oscar Wild's famous play ” - angelikafauve
 
33.
Frida (2002)
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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. (123 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
“ Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, life ” - angelikafauve
 
34.
Eroica (2003 TV Movie)
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On June 9, 1804, Ludwig van Beethoven and his pupil Ries assemble a group of musicians to give the first performance of his Third Symphony... (129 mins.)
 
35.
The Rider Named Death (2004)
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In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers. (106 mins.)
 
36.
Downfall (2004)
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Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. (156 mins.)
“ Adolph Hitler ” - angelikafauve
 
37.
Callas e Onassis (2005 TV Movie)
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(200 mins.)
“ Callas and Onassis ” - angelikafauve
 
38.
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
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Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy. (93 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
 
39.
The Lake House (2006)
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A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late. (99 mins.)
 
40.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles. (123 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ Marie Antoinette ” - angelikafauve
 
41.
A Good Year (2006)
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A British investment broker inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
42.
After the Wedding (2006)
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A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret. (120 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
43.
Bernard and Doris (2006)
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The story of the twilight years of tobacco billionairness Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her entire fortune. (103 mins.)
Director: Bob Balaban
 
44.
Irina Palm (2007)
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Maggie, a 50-year-old widow, desperately needs some money to pay for a medical treatment for her ill grandson... (103 mins.)
Director: Sam Garbarski
 
45.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
46.
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
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A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage. (107 mins.)
“ Traveling in Time 2009 by Robert Schwentke ” - angelikafauve
 
47.
Coco Before Chanel (2009)
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The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world. (105 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
“ Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel ” - angelikafauve
 
48.
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
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Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work... (119 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
“ Love affair of "haute-cuture" modelist Coco Chanel with Russian immigrant in Paris "avant-garde" musician Igor Stravinsky ” - angelikafauve
 
49.
Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century." (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
“ Philippe Petit Man on wire 2008 ” - angelikafauve
 
50.
Nowhere Boy (2009)
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A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor-Wood
“ John Lenon, eary years life ” - angelikafauve
 
51.
Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
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A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese... (117 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
52.
Baarìa (2009)
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Baaria is Sicilian slang for Bagheria where Tornatore was born and this is an autobiographic epic of three generations in the Sicilian village where he was born. (163 mins.)
 
53.
The King's Speech (2010)
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The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. (118 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
“ King George 6th, heir throne from Prince Edward who abandonned it for marrying Lady Simons ” - angelikafauve
 
54.
Letters to Juliet (2010)
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Sophie dreams of becoming a writer and travels to Verona, Italy where she meets the "Secretaries of Juliet". (105 mins.)
Director: Gary Winick
 
55.
Mammuth (2010)
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A retiree battles to obtain his rightfully due pension. (92 mins.)
“ Isabelle Adjani, Gerard Depardieu ” - angelikafauve
 
56.
Somewhere (2010)
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After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
57.
Amnesty (2011)
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Conjugal visits unite two strangers visiting a prison to meet their incarcerated spouses. During these visits... (83 mins.)
Director: Buyar Alimani
 
58.
Young Adult (2011)
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Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Charlize Theron ” - angelikafauve
 
59.
Anonymous (2011)
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The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her. (130 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
60.
A Funny Man (2011)
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A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer. (116 mins.)
 
61.
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
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Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl. (99 mins.)
Director: Simon Curtis
“ Life of Marilyn Monroe ” - angelikafauve
 
62.
Win Win (2011)
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A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life. (106 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
 
63.
Rust and Bone (2012)
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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
64.
Love Is All You Need (2012)
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A hairdresser who has lost her hair to cancer finds out her husband is having an affair, travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding and meets a widower who still blames the world for the loss of his wife. (116 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
65.
Jayne Mansfield's Car (2012)
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Alabama; 1969: The death of a clan's estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families. Do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart, or expose truths that could lead to unexpected collisions? (122 mins.)
 
66.
Twice Born (2012)
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A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago. (127 mins.)
 
67.
At Any Price (2012)
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A farming family's business is threatened by an unexpected crisis, further testing the relationship between a father and his rebellious son. (105 mins.)
Director: Ramin Bahrani
“ Dennis Quaid as a corn plantation owner, his son's ambitions for winning on racings - a story about farmers life. ” - angelikafauve
 
68.
Captain Phillips (2013)
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The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. (134 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
“ The true story of hijacked ship "Maersk Alabama" and it's Captain Phillips, by Somali pirates on 2009 - 2013 by Paul Greengrass ” - angelikafauve
 
69.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
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Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (180 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
70.
Le Week-End (2013)
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A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. (93 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
71.
The Past (2013)
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An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce. (130 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
72.
Jobs (2013)
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The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. (128 mins.)
“ Steve Jobs The Life of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple ” - angelikafauve
 
73.
Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
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A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge. (106 mins.)
Director: Jalil Lespert
 
74.
Miss You Already (2015)
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The friendship between two life-long girlfriends is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill. (112 mins.)
 
75.
Amy (2015 Documentary)
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Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse. (128 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
76.
Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)
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Romance sparks between a young woman and a young man from different economic backgrounds during China's Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and '70s. (114 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
77.
Life (2015)
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A photographer for Life Magazine is assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean. (111 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn